HSS Physician Appointed to U.S. Olympic Committee

New York, NY—March 1, 1999

Jordan Metzl, MD, from the Sports Medicine Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, is among 10 sports medicine physicians nationwide appointed to the United States Olympic Committee Medical Advisory Board. A specialist in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, Dr. Metzl will assist the Olympic Committee in developing programs for physicians to promote sports medicine and safety.

Dr. Metzl is also chairman of the May 8th course at HSS, "The Young Athlete and Athletic Child." This is the first program in New York co-sponsored by the United States Olympic Committee and the first Continuing Medical Education course in the tri-state area to focus on the young athlete, according to Dr. Metzl. The course is designed to teach sports medicine topics and musculoskeletal examination skills to pediatricians, athletic trainers, and school nurses.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.


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